“I tried to use it as a moment to draw attention back to the issues I care about but I didn’t have to respond.”
Released on Friday, the stout Madlib-produced song is dense and targeted in its retort to the Dreamville rapper’s “Snow On Tha Bluff,” which arrived earlier in the week seemingly unprovoked. This morning, the rapped expressed her regret over releasing the track in a statement issued on Twitter. “i am not proud of myself for responding with song 33,” Noname writes, adding “i tried to use it as a moment to draw attention back to the issues i care about but i didn’t have to respond. my ego got the best of me. i apologize for any further distraction this caused.” In a subsequent tweet, Noname thanked listeners for relating to her words and sentiment, pledging to leave the song up and donate her portion of proceeds to mutual aid funds.
Read Noname’s full statement below.
madlib killed that beat and i see there’s a lot of people that resonate with the words so i’m leaving it up but i’ll be donating my portion of the songs earnings to various mutual aid funds. black radical unity ✊🏾
— Noname (@noname) June 21, 2020